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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 9th, 2013

Banks

J. Tobey Wright, 71, Alto
J. Tobey Wright, age 71, of Hollingsworth Community, Alto, Georgia passed Thursday, October 9, 2013.He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 13, 1942. Mr. Wright was preceded in d ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Thelma Helen Dove Benton who passed away on Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at Southern Pines in Maysville. Ms. Benton was born in Hal ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Etheleene Cain Ledford, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Ledford, Sr. and son in law, Ryman ...
Mary Lynn Sinclair Brumbalow, 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 09, 2013. She is survived by her children, Heather and Kevin Crawford, Talmo, GA; Shane Brumbalow ...

Hall

John William Delmer Fowler, 76, Gainesville
Mr. John William Delmer Fowler ("The Watkins Man"), 76 of Gainesville died Wednesday October 9, 2013 at his residence. Born in Ellijay, Georgia, Mr. Fowler had lived in H ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Charlene Louise Hall Loose, age 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.Mrs. Loose retired from Georgia P ...
David James Garrett, 51, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for David James Garrett, age 51 who passed away October 9th, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Garrett was born in Clarke County to the late ...
Louise O. Wofford, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Louise O. Wofford, age 87 of Commerce died Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Wofford was born in Commerce to the late, James M. and Ella King Ow ...

Other

David Clayton Sterrett, 70, Venice, FL.
David Clayton Sterrett, 70, of Venice, Florida passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Georgia on October 9, 2013 surrounded by his family. Dave was born on March 25, 1943 i ...
Lori J. Church, 51, Roswell
Lori J. Church, age 51, of Roswell, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Our Lori shared a love and strength beyond understanding for her family. She lived life to the fullest ...
William Lawrence Miller, 71, Big Canoe
William Lawrence Miller, age 71, of Big Canoe, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Larry was quite a character who enjoyed his life as a professional gambler. He loved his gard ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69